Saturday, June 27, 2015

Store Closing

***Effective Immediately****

After a number of ongoing issues regarding the safety and integrity of the building we are renting, and our landlord's refusal to perform any proper maintenance, code enforcement was forced to condemn the building at 1340 Walnut Street, Murphysboro, Illinois, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

The Painted Chest will be closed until we can secure a new storefront.  I am having the store telephone number, 618-565-8404, transferred to my home so that my customers can still reach me for questions or to purchase paint.

Those of you who have pieces in for custom work, please know that it will all be completed, it might just take a little longer.  I will be contacting all of you by telephone over the next couple of days to update you on the status of your projects.

I can't thank you all enough for your support and patronage!!  This is just a little bump in the road and I will be back.

If you would like to order Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, please contact me by e-mail or telephone.  If you would like to order Debi's Design Diary DIY Paint, you can e-mail, telephone, or visit this LINK to order.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Vintage Vanity and Bed Makeover

I recently finished a vintage vanity and bed for a sweet little girl.

When discussing how to refinish this set which was being passed down from generation to generation, mom wanted to go a little more neutral with gray and the daughter wanted pink.  What little girl doesn't want pink?

I made a suggestion to mom about using both pink and gray and we made a compromise that made everyone happy.

This set was painted with Debi Beards' DIY Paint in Letterpress Gray and Petticoat Pink.  Two sweet colors that work very well together.  It was finished with clear wax.

The center mirror was broken when it arrived.  Replacing the center mirror would mean that it wouldn't have that great aged patina that the side mirrors had.  We were able to save the center mirror by applying a bead of silicon caulk in between the broken sections and around the edges of the mirror on the back.  That will ensure that mirror will not move within the frame and cause further damage.

We then took a strip of molding and routed the edges so it would fit snug against the frame and attached it over the break.  It looks like it has always been there.

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